(Archive) Biblical questions: Samuel worshiped at a high place? Yes and No.

The judge/prophet of ancient Israel shows us the Old Testament "high places" could be used for authentic worship before they became so corrupted by generations of pagan worship that they became synonymous with evil.

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(Archive) A few thoughts about speaking and writing in the time of the creation of the New Testament

One of the books I’m pouring over lately is Inspired Preaching: A Survey of Preaching found in the New Testament, by Richard C. Wells and A. Boyd Luter. I’m reminded of some ideas that may prove interesting to you today.   When we think of the writing of the Gospels and Epistles, all too often we … Continue reading (Archive) A few thoughts about speaking and writing in the time of the creation of the New Testament

(Archive) A few expanded thoughts on “consider the ravens” from Luke 12

Note: This topic is taken in part from my presentation at White Station Baptist Church on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008. I have chosen to expand on one section here, from the Gospel of Luke, chapter 12 (New King James Version) with comments I did not have time to explore in that service.   Consider the … Continue reading (Archive) A few expanded thoughts on “consider the ravens” from Luke 12

(Archive) Biblical Questions: Samuel’s Levitical Ancestry

Note: Our Associate Pastor’s wife (who was leading some of our church’s ladies in a chronologically based Bible Study) asked if I knew whether or not the Old Testament prophet Samuel was descended from the tribe of Levi, since 1 Samuel 1:1 implies his father was from a different tribe, that of Ephraim. The answer to this question … Continue reading (Archive) Biblical Questions: Samuel’s Levitical Ancestry

(Archive) Holy Thursday sermon from 2007 on the Lord’s Supper

This is the sermon I delivered during a Tenebrae service at White Station Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.  The sermon addresses the Old Testament Passover festival in light of the Lord's Supper, and (hopefully) prepares the mind, heart and soul of the listener to partake of the elements with a greater appreciation for the Lord's … Continue reading (Archive) Holy Thursday sermon from 2007 on the Lord’s Supper